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Fire Resistant Products: Everything You Need to Know

Fire retardant paints are most frequently used to provide fire resistance in large scale industrial spaces, public buildings and facilities, or on new builds. They can also be used on smaller DIY projects, but not for those tasks that simply require heat resistant paint, like BBQs and exhaust pipes. Rawlins Paints is one of the UK’s largest stockists of fire ...

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How to Paint Plastisol Cladding

Painting Plastisol cladding

Come rain or shine, Plastisol cladding is constantly exposed to the great British weather, and after a period (if regular maintenance audits are not conducted) it can look aged and grubby. This article will look at the different types of metal cladding on the market and how to paint Plastisol cladding and get it looking like new again, whilst also ...

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SikaFloor PurCem Polyurethane Concrete Flooring Systems

Sika have developed a range of heavy duty performance flooring solutions for concrete. These flooring systems have been designed to withstand the most demanding circumstances, including impact and abrasion resistance, aggressive chemical resistance and thermal shock. Depending on your requirements, there are different concrete flooring build-up systems. Sika have a PurCem Range and a PurCem Gloss Range. Please read on ...

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SikaFloor Anti-Static Flooring Solutions

The term anti-static refers to a condition where static build up is prevented during contact and separation of an item (person/machinery) with the floor. When working with volatile chemicals for example, the smallest electrostatic charge could have severe consequences. To create safe working environments across industries, Sika have designed a range of anti-static flooring solutions which include industrial scale anti-static ...

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Cut Edge Corrosion: Repairing Cladding Panel Damage

Cladding is commonly used as a protective layer for roofs and wall panelling on commercial buildings, and can be exposed to the harshest of elements – from pooled ice water to sleet and snow. Of course, it’s not just moisture that can cause damage to roof cladding, but as the metal cladding expands (rises) and contracts through heat and cold ...

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Passive Fire Protection (PFP): What You Need To Know

Fighting fire with Passive Fire Protection

It could be said the best way to fight a fire is to ensure that it doesn’t even get started. In some situations, this is easier said than done – but in a lot of cases this could and should be the norm. Passive fire protection (PFP) could be the measure that saves a business premises from burning to the ...

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SikaFloor Balcony Flooring Systems

As most balconies and walkways will be constructed with concrete elements, proper protection from weathering and water is vital for their strength and durability. When water penetrates concrete, it can cause points of weakness – detrimental to the safe use of balconies and walkways. As a solution to these issues, Sika have developed various balcony flooring systems, which are also ...

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Sika ComfortFloor – An In-Depth Overview

The Sika ComfortFloor range has been specifically designed for those buildings where design has to be combined with functionality and durability without compromising on looks and feel. Sika has designed this range for all commercial and public buildings, including healthcare facilities, schools, museums, retail and leisure sites. Their ComfortFloor systems have been designed to be fire-resistant, with good impact sound ...

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